Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Watershed Council N/A CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Felidae Conservation Fund Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacifica Resource Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 209,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Auxiliary for Children Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 9,649
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 72,249

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Eisenhower Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nepal Youth Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,588
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 179,317
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 305,905

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Business Executives for National Security United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fundacion Capital - Fundak Panama Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,800
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for EastWest Studies Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ocean Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boston Bruins Charitable Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Learning Ally Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Contemplative Outreach Ltd United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Madeira School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
University of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 406,150

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